Why is it important to bring your pup to puppy classes?
The critical socialisation period for puppies is between 8 and 20 weeks of age. During this time it is important to indroduce your puppy to lots of safe, positive environments and situations. Puppy classes provide a safe and controlled environment for you to socialise your puppy and also provide information and skills to help your puppy develop into a well-balanced, friendly and happy adult dog.
What does puppy class cover?
Puppy classes at Jerrabomberra Veterinary Hospital include:
- Positive reinforcement training
- Using a clicker/marker
- House training
- Managing problem behaviours e.g. mouthing, jumping, barking
- Responsible dog ownership
- Basic health care
- Food safety
- Environmental enrichment
- Basic obedience - pay attention, come, sit, drop and stay
- Sitting for greetings
- Settling and mat training
When can we start?
We run a 4-week course for puppies aged between 8 and 14 weeks of age and who are up to date with their puppy vaccinations. The classes are held on a Wednesday or Thursday evening from 7 - 8 pm.
For details on the next starting date, please call or drop in and ask our friendly reception team
Bookings are essential